Author: Don Hamilton

What is Trans?
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What is Trans?

...or How Stonewall Literally Denies the Existence of Trans People We see a lot of media coverage of 'trans issues', lots of sloganeering like 'trans lives matter' and 'trans rights are human rights', but what exactly is 'trans'? What does it mean, really? Stonewall – the UK organisation which started out campaigning for LGB rights has been at the forefront of adding the T (for trans) to make their cause about LGBT. So they’re the experts, right? Let’s see what they say: Trans – An umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth. Transpeople may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including but not limited to, transgender, transsexual, gender-queer, genderfluid...